Washington University Medical Center
The Washington University Medical Center is directly adjacent to the beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis. The medical center covers 230 acres, spread over 12 city blocks, and is one of the largest medical campuses in the country. The Washington University Medical Center is anchored by the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Siteman Cancer Center, and the BJH Center for Outpatient Health. There is also the prestigious Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, McDonnell Genome Institute, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. The Washington University Medical Center is undergoing a 10-year Campus Renewal Center that includes the renovation/addition of North Campus, expansion of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, additional parking, and more.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and consistently in the top 5 by Parents Magazine. Founded in 1879 as a 15 bed hospital, SLCH is the oldest pediatric hospital west of the Mississippi River and the 7th oldest in the United States. It is one of two regional pediatric hospitals in St. Louis. The hospital has a floor dedicated to Neurology and Neuro-surgical patients. The hospital recently completed a significant expansion as part of the Campus Renewal Project.
- Licensed beds: 390 beds including
- 41 bed PICU
- 38 bed Heart Center
- 125 bed NICU
- 16 bed BMT unit
- Employees: 3,334
- Physicians: 818
- Service Area: 2.8 million children
- Patient Demographics: All 50 states, over 80 countries
- Patient visits per year: ~275,000
- Emergency Department visits per year: ~50,000
- Active transplant programs: Heart, liver, kidney, lung, bone marrow
The majority of the adult neurology inpatient rotations are within Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Barnes Hospital opened on December 7, 1914 and merged in 1992 with the adjacent Jewish Hospital. In total, there are 1,315 inpatient beds, and in 2014 we saw 53,397 admissions, 80,136 emergency department visits and had a total of 829 residents and fellows. For the past 22 years we have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report a one of the Best Hospitals in America, and 8 specialties are currently ranked in the top 20. One of our greatest assets is that each department is a leader in its field. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a major national and international referral center exposing residents to both common and rare illnesses.
The Neurology Department consists of 119 faculty, and has faculty dedicated to every subspecialty in neurology. There is a dedicated inpatient neurology service divided into General Neurology and Stroke, with 59 beds. There is a Neurology/Neurosurgery shared step-down unit (just below ICU level care) that has an additional 21 beds. The Neurology/Neurosurgery ICU has 20 beds, a portable head CT scanner, and a PET scanner within the unit. It is staffed by neuro-intensivists and neuro-critical care fellows. The Epilepsy-Monitoring Unit (EMU) is directed by a dedicated epilepsy attending and has several fully equipped rooms for continuous video-EEG monitoring.
Center for Outpatient Health
The majority of the adult neurology outpatient experience is at the BJH Center for Outpatient Heath (COH) on the 4th floor. General Neurology clinics are held here four afternoons a week, and are staffed by clinical faculty members from various subspecialties. The COH opened in 2012 and has improved the outpatient clinical experience in many ways such as allowing for consolidation of care and support services across the hospital’s clinic system, modernizing the resident training environment, supporting the improvement of processes to enhance safety, quality, service and efficiency, and relocating ancillary services from other locations to the clinic to enhance patient convenience.
Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)
The facility is a joint project of Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The Center for Advanced Medicine houses neurology specialty clinics including: Dementia, Epilepsy, Headache, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-Infectious Diseases, Neuromuscular diseases, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuro-Otology, Neurorehabilitation, and Stroke clinics. You may rotate through the various specialty clinics and electives based at this facility.
Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC)
The St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center is an outpatient facility in west St. Louis County focused exclusively on providing the very best care for young patients. At the Center, Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children’s Hospital pediatric nurses and staff bring nationally recognized expertise to children and families, in an environment completely dedicated to kids and teens. The Center is a warm and inviting space for children of all ages, supporting their physical, social and emotional needs. Families are surrounded by an uplifting and creative environment that reduces stress, promotes healing, and provides a superior patient experience. The Center offers many pediatric subspecialties and outpatient services in one convenient location. Efficient, patient-centered, high quality care is the hallmark of all services offered. Conditions treated include: Epilepsy, Muscle diseases, Cerebral palsy, Diseases of the peripheral nerves, Headaches, Movement disorders, Neurogenetic diseases, Neurobehavior disorders, Congenital defects of the brain and spinal cord, Mental retardation and developmental delay, Neurological complications of medical diseases, Stroke, Brain tumors, and Neurofibromatosis. St. Louis Children's Hospital's Pediatric Neurology Department offers a large inpatient service with sophisticated equipment used for epilepsy monitoring and intensive neurological rehabilitation and other specialized procedures.